Washington Swiss Needle Cast Working Group Field Trip and In-Person Meeting

Thursday, June 2, 2022 (All day) to Friday, June 3, 2022 (All day)



The Olympic Natural Resources Center is pleased to announce dates for the Washington Swiss Needle Cast Working Group’s Aberdeen-area field trip (June 2) and in-person meeting (June 3).

The Working Group Advisory Board has organized a field trip Thursday, June 2nd; 7:00 am – 5:00 pm to look at some impacted stands and species trials north of Aberdeen. This will include a visit to (1) the SNC test site and nearby hemlock plantation on Rayonier land west of Hoquiam, (2) a comparable healthy Douglas-fir stand; and (3) the alternate species trial near Humptulips.

This will be followed on Friday, June 3rd with a Working Group in-person meeting and seminars; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Rotary Log Pavilion in Aberdeen. Presentations and discussion will cover basics of current knowledge about Swiss Needle Cast Disease and how it affects Douglas-fir tree growth (Dave Shaw; OSU Swiss Needle Cast coop lead); economic considerations including a new Needle Cast calculator under development (Sandor Toth and student); considerations for switching to alternative species; presentations to describe industry and agency strategies, and a variety of other topics under development.

 This event is free but pre-registration is required